According to The Telegraph, Southampton are interested in signing Manchester City midfielder Yangel Herrera this summer.
The Lowdown: Saints prepare for new campaign
Ralph Hasenhuttl is preparing his squad for the new season as the Saints aim to improve on their 15th-placed finish in the Premier League last term.
Only Romain Perraud has been added to their squad so far this summer, though (Transfermarkt), and we are fast approaching the start of the new season.
The Latest: Saints eye Herrera
The Telegraph reported that Southampton are interested in Herrera, who spent last season on loan at Granada in Spain.
West Ham United and Crystal Palace are also in pursuit of the 23-year-old, but the Hammers have the advantage of being able to offer European football to the Venezuela international.
The Verdict: Emerging talent
While Herrera is yet to make a single appearance for the Citizens, he has already proven himself elsewhere throughout his career, right from when 2010 World Cup winner David Villa said that he was “the best player in the 2018 season in Major League Soccer” (The Manchester Evening News).
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Valued at £16.2m by Transfermarkt, it is said that City are looking for up to £20m to part ways with him. That would be a significant outlay for Southampton, but sometimes you must speculate to accumulate. If they don’t take this calculated gamble, they may end up regretting missing out on the 23-year-old.
In other news, Southampton also want to sign this Premier League defender.
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